top500 list (was: opteron VS Itanium 2)
mof at labf.org
Tue Nov 18 03:31:48 EST 2003
Speaking of which, does anyone know what VT intend to use the cluster for ?
On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 06:07 am, canon at nersc.gov wrote:
> My true measure for the top500 would be the value of the
> science (or work) accomplished with it, a difficult to
> impossible thing to determine. NERSC's puts all the
> emphasis on the science. This means considering: how usable the system
> is; how hard is it to harness the full capability of the system;
> what will the sustained performance be. Then we try to squeeze
> every cycle out of the system. We've ran Seaborg (#9)
> with +90% utilization for years now. We've gotten tons of
> science done with it, just like we did the T3E before it.
> It can be a little disappointing to watch your system slide
> down the rankings, when you know its still being used to do great
> stuff and its still making a large impact. But I guess that's
> just the nature of Moore's law.
Beowulf mailing list, Beowulf at beowulf.org
To change your subscription (digest mode or unsubscribe) visit http://www.beowulf.org/mailman/listinfo/beowulf
More information about the Beowulf